LC
New Ireland Pitta Erythropitta novaehibernicae



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
Although this species has a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified. In 1997, the species was relatively common on New Ireland and New Hanover, though less common on Djaul (G. Dutson in litt. 2016).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to forest loss within its range (del Hoyo et al. 2003, Shearman et al. 2008, Bryan and Shearman 2015).

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N. & Martin, R

Contributors
Dutson, G.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Erythropitta novaehibernicae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017.